Weekend Picks 3/6–3/8

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Pecha Kucha + Wine + Food

Charleston Music Hall

March 6 | 7:00 p.m. | $40

A recipe for success: take short presentations by 21 speakers (consisting of the movers and shakers of Charleston's foodie scene), add all-inclusive snacks and libations, stir in a pinch of philanthropy (a portion of the proceeds benefit both the Culinary Institute of Charleston and the Art Institute), and voila, you have Pecha Kucha 21, hosted by Charleston Creative Parliament.



Avers | ELEL

Tin Roof

March 6 | 9:00 p.m. | $7 adv./$10 dos

It''s Savannah Stopover week, and, as usual, we're getting lucky with the overflow of national and upcoming artists touring through Charleston. This show at the Tin Roof is no exception, with Richmond, VA indie-rock supergroup Avers and eclectic Nashville indie collective ELEL.





Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires | Debbie and the Skanks

Royal American

March 6 | 9:00 p.m. | $5

Alabama's soulful Southern rockers Lee Bains III and The Glory Fires are another band on the way to Savannah Stopover, but—lucky us—they decided to take a quick trip to the Holy City first. They will be sharing the bill with Columbia's Debbie and the Skanks. It's gonna be a high-energy rock 'n' roll party.



OFF/BEAT: Do You Italo?

Faculty Lounge

March 6 | 9:30 p.m. | Free

This special edition of OFF/BEAT will feature the little-known synth-y dance grooves of the Italo genre from the 80s, carefully curated by local spinners DJ Party Dad and DJ JAZ.




Captain's Comic Expo

Omar Shrine Auditorium

March 7–8 | Ticket Prices Vary

In its seventh year, Captain's Comic Expo is bigger and better than ever! This year, there will be over 100 tables of comics and other fun stuff for the whole familty to geek out on for the next 12 months, as well as a chance to meet R2-D2, costume contests, and panels of industry experts, including writer John Francis Moore of Marvel and The Flash. And no party is complete without food trucks and a jump castle.




Captain's Comic Expo: After-Hours


March 7 | 6:00 p.m. | $15 adv/$17 dos

Discussing topics like obscure comics books, secret levels on Mario 2, and that Greedo/Han debate can really work up a thirst! Captain's Comics and Redux understand, and they've got you covered with a full cash bar, as well as Boogie's Barbeque, a costume contest with prizes, and local music ranging from punk, hip-hop, electronica, and more.




Unnatural Ways

Local 616

March 7 | 9:00 p.m. | Free

If you need some experimental jams to get your weekend jumping, then Unnatural Ways is the show for you. This instrumental three piece from Brooklyn, NY is based around the intense guitar work of Ava Mendoza and incorporates avant-garde rock and jazz grooves.

Grüzer | Tripping the Mechanism | Alias For Now
March 7 | 9:00 p.m. | $5
Bang your head to South Carolina's sludgiest, doomiest metal from Greenville's Alias for Now, Columbia's Grüzer, and North Charleston's Tripping the Mechanism.
Laugh for a Lincoln
March 7 | 10:00 p.m. | $5
This week's installment of Laugh for a Lincoln features bawdy duo Little Miss Codependent, followed by a Whose Line Is It Anyway?–inspired improv jam by Theatre 99 company members. 
Tall Tall Trees | Christopher Paul Stelling | Avi Jacob
March 8 | 9:00 p.m. | $10
Brooklyn-based banjo virtuoso Tall Tall Trees (Mike Savino) brings his mesmerizing Paste-approved psych-folk act to the Tin Roof stage, with fingerpicking raconteur Christopher Paul Stelling and earnest local folkster Avi Jacob.